Development and applications of the intrinsic model for formwork pressure of self-consolidating concrete

Seung Hee Kwon, Jae Hong Kim, Surendra P. Shah

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Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a recently developed innovative construction material. SCC fills in a formwork without any vibrating consolidation, which allows us to eventually achieve robust casting. However, high formwork lateral pressure exerted by SCC is a critical issue regarding its application as cast-in-place concrete. In order to control the risk caused by high formwork pressure, a comprehensive prediction model for the pressure was previously proposed, investigated, and validated with various SCC mixtures. The model was originally designed to simulate the intrinsic pressure response of SCC mixtures while excluding other extrinsic influencing factors such as friction and flexibility of the formwork. The model was then extended to consider extrinsic factors such as friction between SCC mixtures and formwork. In addition, other interesting topics for peak formwork pressure and mineral admixture effects were summarized in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Formwork
  • SCC
  • friction
  • mineral admixture
  • peak pressure
  • prediction model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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